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Parsnip

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I don't expect a super good month myself, outside of couple specific games and genres DOS is a bit of a blindspot.
 
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March Quiz - Clues #1

Many participants have felt an awakening of old childhood and youth memories, lots of pictures seem familiar somehow... that's how it's supposed to go. ;)

The "DOS classics" are one of the riddles where the name "retrogamequiz" is really fitting. 33 people already joined, and now it's time for some clues!

Clues #1:

1) There are nine graphics adventures in this round (almost all of them point&click).
2) The games #2, #5 and #15 are first person shooters (but number five also packs some additional genres).
3) Title #3 is the first of a trilogy, and it was ported to all kinds of systems from Game Boy Color to Atari Jaguar.
4) With #12 we have a western RPG that plays in Europe during the late middle ages.

Deadline is Wednesday the 31st of March, please participate via Video Game Quiz - March - DOS Classics #3

Here is the quiz again, good luck!
 

Wibblewozzer

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Without research I only know five. I didn't really care about and get into PC gaming until around the last 90s so while I can recognize some DOS games I have a pretty low knowledge overall. I'm just I'll be able to find more with searching around but I'm not terribly hopeful of a high score :D
 
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March Quiz - Clues #2

So Ladies and Gentlemen, it is Sunday the 28th... this means there's only four days to participate in this classic retro round. So can you dig out your MS-DOS memories and find those games? :)

So far there are 45 players, and four from this forum.


Here is the final sprint - with the last clues:

1) Game 16 follows a Disney cartoon movie.
2) Title 7 is part of a sci fi action franchise with lots of games, books, a movie and a cartoon series.
3) Number 19 is (in the USA) one of many games to a series of movies and books.
4) Game 17 is a point&click adventure with horror elements, released in the early 90s.

Deadline is Wednesday the 31st of March, participate via Video Game Quiz - March - DOS Classics #3

Here the quiz one last time, good luck!
 
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March Quiz - Answers & High Score

The third DOS round is over, with 97 participants... are there no more classics left, or will we have a part four one day? :)

About the bonus question - 75% of you followed the "insert coin" request at least once in their gaming life:


The high score table comes at the bottom, first I'll write down the names of the games followed by the answer picture.


1) Leisure Suit Larry 6
Wow, EVERYBODY knew the dirty old man!
answer rate: 100%
other suggestions: -

2) Duke Nukem 3D
Loading screen of the fps classic.
answer rate: 84%
other suggestions: Command and Conquer, Fall Out

3) Cannon Fodder
Yes, Cannon Fodder is a trilogy!
answer rate: 57%
other suggestions: Lemmings, Siedler

4) Mech Warrior 2
answer rate: 72%
other suggestions: Descent

5) System Shock
answer rate: 74%
other suggestions: Syndicate, Star Wars, Splinter Cell, Hexen, Descent

6) Fade to Black
Mmmh... should I have accepted the graphically completely different predecessor as a correct answer?
answer rate: 56%
other suggestions: 5x Flashback, Star Trek, James Bond, Another World, Alone in the Dark

7) Wing Commander Privateer
There's really a cartoon series to this, "Wing Commander Academy" (audio improves after three minutes): link
answer rate: 48%
other suggestions: Star Wars, Rebel Assault, Star Trek, Space Quest 6, Final Fantasy 7, Bioforge, Beneath a Steel Sky, Freelancer

8.) Populous 2
answer rate: 49%
other suggestions: 6x Civilization, Powermonger, Dune

9) MDK
answer rate: 54%
other suggestions: Space Hulk

10) Kings Quest 7
answer rate: 51%
other suggestions: Willy Beamish, Toonstruck, Secret of Monkey Island, Litil Divil, Dylan Dog, Discworld, Day of the Tentacle, Cruise For A Corpse, Colonel‘s Bequest, Cinderella, Broken Sword

11) DreamWeb
answer rate: 60%
other suggestions: Another World, B.A.T., Battlethorne, Blade Runner, Die Fliege, Dune, Plan 9 From Outer Space

12) Darklands
answer rate: 41%
other suggestions: Wizardry, Ultima 7, Robin Hood, Drakkhen, Conquest of Longbow, Baldurs Gate

13) Dark Seed
answer rate: 55%
other suggestions: Aliens

14) Legend of Kyrandia
answer rate: 52%
other suggestions: Space Quest, Quest for Glory, Kings Quest, Baphomets Fluch

15) Heretic
No, "Hexen" is the sequel. :)
answer rate: 54%
other suggestions: 12x Doom, 7x Hexen, Demon’s Crest, Dark Legions, Crypt Killer, Ultima Underworld, Shadowcaster, Quake, Magic Carpet

16) The Black Cauldron
answer rate: 50%
other suggestions: 9x Loom, Ultima, Oliver & Company, King's Quest 2, Commander Keen, Bambi, Aladdin

17) Shadow of the Comet
"Call of Cthulhu"
answer rate: 42%
other suggestions: The Dig, Indiana Jones, I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream, Gabriel Knight, Flight of the Amazon Queen, Der Schatz im Silbersee

18.) The Bards Tale III
answer rate: 63%
other suggestions: Texas Ranger, Beneath a steel sky

19) Operation Stealth
Sold under a "James Bond" license in the US.
answer rate: 43%
other suggestions: X-Com, Police Quest, Men in Black, Goosebumps, Gabriel Knight, Codename Iceman

20) Shattered Steel
answer rate: 35%
other suggestions: 12x Star Wars, G-Nome, Epic, Dune

21) Crystal Caves
answer rate: 36%
other suggestions: 7x Commander Keen, Secret Agent, Rick Dangerous, Boulder Dash

22) The Elder Scrolls: Arena
answer rate: 39%
other suggestions: Ultima Underworld, Ultima, Duke Nukem, Wolfenstein, Wing Commander, Strife, Redneck Rampage, Outlaws, Might And Magic, KGB, Ishar 3, Callahan’s Crosstime Saloon

23) Altered Destiny
answer rate: 24%
other suggestions: Space Quest, Cosmos Cosmic Adventure, Zork 3D, Simon The Sorcerer, Die Rache der Olchies, Day of the Tentacle, Cthulhus fantastic voyage, Alien Olympics

24) Inner Worlds
The toughest entry of this round.
answer rate: 13%
other suggestions: Blackthorne, Xargon, Realms of Chaos, Might And Magic, Lure of the Temptress, Jill of the Jungle, Flight of the Amazon Queen, Fallout, Daggerfall

25) Donkey.Bas
The first DOS game ever, programmed by Bill Gates himself! :)
answer rate: 38%
other suggestions: Spy Hunter, Oregon Trail, Frogger


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HIGH SCORE

01 - 25 points - rta - Earthpainting
01 - 25 points - ntl - lifer
01 - 25 points - pcx - wiede
01 - 25 points - spz - The_BACH
01 - 25 points - spz - Striderblade
01 - 25 points - off - fl0rian
01 - 25 points - mnc - Gerhard S.
08 - 24 points - gsg - partykiller
09 - 24 points - mmx - Knuckles
10 - 24 points - rta - residentgrigo

11 - 24 points - pcx - Splunge
12 - 24 points - mtc - Valdien
13 - 23 points - hcg - teroknor
14 - 23 points - eab - Havie
15 - 23 points - gsg - TheLastToKnow
16 - 23 points - mnc - Dreamteam
17 - 23 points - eab - Nobby_UK
18 - 22 points - rtc - Antiriad2097
19 - 22 points - pop - A Gentle Breeze
20 - 22 points - mtc - Parsnip
21 - 22 points - sh2 - Vino
22 - 22 points - can - Dark Kariya
23 - 22 points - hcg - windfisch
24 - 21 points - eab - darkwave
25 - 21 points - rta - Nihilistic Monk
26 - 21 points - sh2 - Gatar
27 - 21 points - eab - Belgarath
28 - 20 points - rpg - Calastellio
29 - 20 points - rta - malus
30 - 20 points - mmx - fedprod
31 - 19 points - eab - gimbal
32 - 19 points - gav - Wizdom
33 - 18 points - rta - Illusionary
34 - 18 points - mtc - KainXVIII
35 - 18 points - rta - Roarer
36 - 18 points - mnc - HomiSite
37 - 17 points - eab - Biscuit
38 - 16 points - rta - AuraPaladinne
39 - 15 points - rta - aLaxLuthor
40 - 15 points - hcg - Alexmate
41 - 15 points - mnc - PaulBearer
42 - 14 points - lgs - Numfuddle
43 - 14 points - can - M.Rick75
44 - 14 points - mtc - FunnyJay
45 - 12 points - m!g - Thrawn
46 - 12 points - pcx - Pascal Parvex
47 - 12 points - lgs - Mister_L
48 - 12 points - mtc - Wibblewozzer
49 - 12 points - mnc - Mangamaniac2171
50 - 12 points - gms - kopyright
51 - 12 points - m!g - SonicFanNerd
52 - 11 points - mmx - TheSnesFreak
53 - 11 points - mtc - MegaApple
54 - 10 points - eab - Mailman
55 - 10 points - pcx - Qual der Wal
56 - 10 points - m!g - geohound
57 - 09 points - sh2 - godzella
58 - 09 points - lgs - svenoble
59 - 09 points - gms - hellermarie
60 - 09 points - pop - dixip
61 - 09 points - rta - Embrodak
62 - 09 points - mmx - Dnamei
63 - 09 points - eab - Macca
64 - 09 points - mnc - elementalMaster
65 - 08 points - gsg - Drapondur
66 - 07 points - hcg - excelsior
67 - 07 points - gpo - Navarone
68 - 07 points - can - Franky Mikey
69 - 06 points - mmx - Lynx
70 - 06 points - gpo - KHlover
71 - 06 points - pop - Sascha
72 - 06 points - pop - Don Como
73 - 05 points - pcx - Prefect
74 - 05 points - mmx - LittleChoco
75 - 05 points - m!g - Siridean Sloan
76 - 04 points - rtc - Elgin_McQueen
77 - 04 points - 4py - schockbock
78 - 04 points - m!g - Red XIII
79 - 04 points - sh2 - BVBFabi09
80 - 04 points - sh2 - FoxSpitzer
81 - 04 points - gpo - rave
82 - 04 points - gpo - Bully
83 - 03 points - m!g - Kong
84 - 03 points - mnc - Mitschel
85 - 03 points - mnc - Yeboah17
86 - 03 points - pop - PUH
87 - 03 points - gms - hellifanboy
88 - 03 points - vgz - Walti
89 - 02 points - hcg - Snake
90 - 02 points - mmx - Loxagon
91 - 02 points - off - Эльмира
92 - 02 points - gpo - Eddie
93 - 02 points - gav - Yoshi
94 - 02 points - pop - Daiyama
95 - 01 points - mmx - Shades
96 - 01 points - ntl - Dogorilla
97 - 01 points - 4py - Scorplian


And we have a bunch of WINNERS: Congrats to Earthpainting, lifer, wiede, the_BACH, Striderblade, fl0rian and Gerhard S... you all have FULL POINTS and won this round!
Also kudos to partykiller, Knuckles and residentgrigo, together you form the TOP 10. :)


Here is the local highscore:

1 - 24 points - Valdien
2 - 22 points - Parsnip
3 - 18 points - KainXVIII
4 - 14 points - FunnyJay
5 - 12 points - Wibblewozzer
6 - 11 points - MegaApple

Congrats to Valdien for the local lead (and almost top 10...). :)

Thank you all for playing and see you next time!
 

Parsnip

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I didn't know 19, 23 and 24. I was so sure that 19 was one of the Indiana Jones adventure games but I couldn't find a matching screen. Turns out it wasn't that at all, no wonder I didn't find it. :grinning-face-with-smiling-eyes:
 
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April Quiz - Espionage

You are a secret agent? You infiltrate heavily guarded facilities, can handle your gun (nevermind, ALL GUNS), and for your government or unspecified secret organisation you go to the limits of your very special abilities? Then this is the place for you - we need capable people to identify these 25 games!

All titles are (sometimes more, sometimes less) about agents, hitmen or spies - and in the bonus question you can complain about how I forgot to put genre classic XYZ in this mix. ;)

Deadline is Friday the 30th of April, please participate via Video Game Quiz - April - Espionage

Here is the quiz, good luck agent!

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Valdien

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Ohhh, this quiz might be the easiest one for me so far. I know 15 games right off the bat and shouldn't have any problems figuring out the rest (hopefully). :p
 
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April Quiz - Clues #1

How are you getting on, agent? We received secret information that I wanted to share with you - may your mission get easier! Good luck to you and the so far 30 further agents. This message will self destruct after reading!

Clues #1:
1) The titles 3 and 8 are smartphone games.
2) Many games are part of a bigger license or franchise that includes movies, series or comics: 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 16, 17 (plus one entry in the last row).
3) Number 16 is a sidescroller for the GBA.
4) Game 12 was first released on 360, ps3 and PC.

Deadline is Friday the 30th April, please participate via Video Game Quiz - April - Espionage

Here the quiz again.
 
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April Quiz - Clues #2

The countdown clock is ticking, agent! There's barely a week left to complete the mission - will you be succesful in extracting the intel on all 25 game titles? Fourty rival agents are already searching... here is the second and last set of clues. This message will self-destruct after reading.

Clues #2:
1) Game 3 is the youngest, and game 6 the oldest title of this round.
2) Number 15 is a lightgun shooter.
3) The games 1, 4, 6, 10, 13 and some in the last row are multiplatform titles that were also released for the Amiga home computer.
4) Title 19 however is an exclusive game for that platform.

Deadline is Friday the 30th April, participate via Video Game Quiz - April - Espionage

Here is the quiz again.
 

Parsnip

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Weaker month for me. I think I'm looking at about 16 this time around. I know I've seen some of the ones I'm missing but just can't place them or find them.
 
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Weaker month for me. I think I'm looking at about 16 this time around. I know I've seen some of the ones I'm missing but just can't place them or find them.
Well, you are still clearly above average with your current score. :)

There's about 60 players right now, which is a bit low (three from here). So any late joiners, now would be the time - this quiz ends tomorrow!
 
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April Quiz - Answers & Score

Congratulations, the mission has been completed succesfully! A small group of just seven agents even managed to retrieve the complete set of error-free information... very impressive. Please continue reading for the debriefing. :)

We'll start with the names of the games as text, then as images, followed by the High Score table including everybodys ranking.


1) Syndicate
Looks like I overestimated how well known this dystopian sci-fi agent team actually is.
Solved by: 69%
Other suggestions: 3x Shadowrun, Jagged Alliance, Metal Gear Solid, James Bond

2) Gex - enter the Gecko
The lizard in a suit was the easiest title of this round.
Solved by: 95%
Other suggestions: -

3) Archer Danger Phone
No, it's not XIII. :) There are two games for the Archer cartoon show (P.I. and Danger Phone), both gave the full point.
Solved by: 79%
Other suggestions: 10x XIII

4) James Pond: Underwater Agent
The first part of the series.
Solved by: 88%
Other suggestions: -

5) No one lives forever
Can we please get a new sequel here?
Solved by: 79%
Other suggestions: Lipstick Grenado

6) Spy vs Spy
This is the 1980s version for the Commodore 64.
Solved by: 93%
Other suggestions: -

7) Hitman 2
The bald head at the lower end of the screen gave it away? ;)
Solved by: 56%
Other suggestions: Fear Effect, GTA, Saints Row, Daikatana, Spy Fiction, VIP, Syphon Filter, TimeSplitters

8.) Kingsman - the secret service
A mobile game to the Kingsman/Kingsmen spy movies.
Solved by: 47%
Other suggestions: Wonderful 101, Dexter, South Park, Rick Dangerous

9) Deus Ex
Solved by: 53%
Other suggestions: Blade Runner, Cyberpunk 2077

10) Flashback
Solved by: 58%
Other suggestions: 3x Another World, Impossible Mission, Fade to Black, guy spy and the crystals of armageddon

11) 3 Engel für Charlie
A terrible game, but they are "agents" nonetheless. ;)
Solved by: 31%
Other suggestions: 4x GTA, VIP, Saints Row, Hitman

12) Dishonored
Solved by: 33%
Other suggestions: Splinter Cell, Metal Gear Solid, Manhunt, Hitman, Thief, The Saboteur, Tenchu

13) Teen Agent
Solved by: 39%
Other suggestions: -

14) Invisible Inc.
Solved by: 47%
Other suggestions: Fear Effect, Jet Set Radio, Techno Babylon, C

15) Confidential Mission
A lightgun shooter with a spy setting, for Dreamcast and Arcade.
Solved by: 52%
Other suggestions: 6x Time Crisis, 3x Deus Ex, Perfect Dark, Silent Scope, Half Life, TimeSplitters

16) xXx
Solved by: 22%
Other suggestions: Crash Test Dummies, Alien Extinction, Splinter Cell, Johnny Sins, Batman Begins

17) Mission Impossible
Hier die N64 Version.
Solved by: 56%
Other suggestions: 3x Metal Gear Solid, 3x Deus Ex, James Bond, Syphon Filter, Project IGI, John Wick, Metal Gear Solid, Golden Eye, Perfect Dark, Winback

18.) Spy Party
Solved by: 53%
Other suggestions: Mission Impossible, Skyfall, James Bond, The Sims 4, Knives Out

19) Impossible Mission 2025
The Amiga exclusive third part of Impossible Mission.
Solved by: 33%
Other suggestions: Rolling Thunder, James Bond JR, Splinter Cell, Elevator Action Returns, Project Firestart, Simple Jack

20) Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror
Solved by: 48%
Other suggestions: 4x Splinter Cell, Alpha Protocol, Sniper, Mission Impossible, Phantom Doctrine, Sniper Elite, James Bond

21) Typing of the Dead 2
Hardest title of this round... this guy is Agent "G".
Solved by: 21%
Other suggestions: The House of the Dead III, Guns tm, Fallout: New Vegas, Rage, Alias, Saints Row, Keyboard Assassin

22) Mission Elevator
No, "Elevator Action" is a different game and will be featured in the next spy quiz. :)
Solved by: 27%
Other suggestions: 6x Elevator Action, Spy vs. Spy, Home Alone

23) KGB
Solved by: 48%
Other suggestions: Impossible Mission

24) Covert Action
Hey, this is by Sid Meier!
Solved by: 31%
Other suggestions: Impossible Mission, Secret Agent, Deja Vu

25) James Bond 007
Hello?! The most famous spy of them all, with countless videogames, and less than half of you recognise him?!
Solved by: 40%
Other suggestions: Mission Impossible


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HIGH SCORE

01 - 25 points - mnc - Gerhard S.
01 - 25 points - rta - EarthPainting
01 - 25 points - mtc - Valdien
01 - 25 points - spz - The_BACH
01 - 25 points - hcg - excelsior
01 - 25 points - rta - AuraPaladinne
01 - 25 points - rta - residentgrigo
08 - 24 points - gsg - TheLastToKnow
09 - 24 points - ntl - lifer
10 - 24 points - spz - Striderblade

11 - 23 points - mtc - FunnyJay
12 - 23 points - can - Dark Kariya
13 - 22 points - gsg - partykiller
14 - 21 points - eab - Biscuit
15 - 21 points - eab - Nobby_UK
16 - 20 points - pop - A Gentle Breeze
17 - 20 points - pcx - wiede
18 - 20 points - rta - Roarer
19 - 19 points - eab - Belgarath
20 - 19 points - eab - darkwave
21 - 19 points - lgs - Numfuddle
22 - 18 points - hcg - windfisch
23 - 18 points - rta - Nihilistic Monk
24 - 18 points - eab - Havie
25 - 18 points - mtc - Wibblewozzer
26 - 17 points - m!g - Thrawn
27 - 17 points - rpg - Calastellio
28 - 17 points - mmx - fedprod
29 - 16 points - eab - gimbal
30 - 16 points - hcg - teroknor
31 - 16 points - mnc - Dream-Team
32 - 16 points - mtc - Parsnip
33 - 15 points - mnc - Mangamaniac2171
34 - 15 points - mmx - Knuckles
35 - 15 points - mmx - TheSnesFreak
36 - 14 points - hcg - alexmate
37 - 14 points - rta - malus
38 - 13 points - gms - hellermarie
39 - 13 points - gms - kopyright
40 - 13 points - 4py - schockbock
41 - 13 points - rta - drock5k
42 - 13 points - can - 00754122
43 - 13 points - rta - Illusionary
44 - 12 points - mnc - elementalMaster
45 - 12 points - mnc - HomiSite
46 - 12 points - rta - aLaxLuthor
47 - 11 points - rtc - Antiriad2097
48 - 10 points - gpo - KHlover
49 - 10 points - gpo - Eddie
50 - 10 points - gav - Wizdom
51 - 09 points - sh2 - Vino
52 - 09 points - mnc - Klees
53 - 09 points - pop - Don Como
54 - 09 points - mnc - Mitschel
55 - 09 points - sh2 - Gatar
56 - 09 points - lgs - goschi
57 - 09 points - m!g - SonicFanNerd
58 - 08 points - gpo - Navarone
59 - 08 points - lgs - Mister_L
60 - 08 points - gpo - Bully
61 - 08 points - off - Эльмира
62 - 08 points - m!g - Kong
63 - 08 points - pop - Sascha
64 - 08 points - ntl - dmcc0
65 - 08 points - mnc - Lukulus
66 - 07 points - eab - Mailman
67 - 07 points - lgs - Darkcloud
68 - 07 points - vgz - Walti
69 - 07 points - sh2 - godzella
70 - 07 points - sh2 - FoxSpitzer
71 - 06 points - gms - hellifanboy
72 - 06 points - mmx - LittleChoco
73 - 06 points - m!g - Red XIII
74 - 06 points - gpo - rave
75 - 06 points - mnc - Yeboah17
76 - 06 points - hcg - Snake
77 - 05 points - lgs - svenoble
78 - 04 points - rpg - D4rkD
79 - 04 points - ntl - Dogorilla
80 - 04 points - mmx - Shades
81 - 04 points - 4py - Scorplian
82 - 04 points - rta - Anaustart
83 - 03 points - sh2 - Neo_SUC
84 - 03 points - pop - Daiyama
85 - 02 points - gav - Yoshi
86 - 02 points - pop - PUH


Well then, a winners ceremony: Congratulations to Gerhard S, EarthPainting, Valdien, the_BACH, excelsior, AuraPaladinne and residentgrigo... you all have FULL POINTS and won this round!

Also Kudos to TheLastToKnow, lifer and Striderblade, together you form the TOP 10. :)



Local High Score:

1 - 25 points - Valdien
2 - 23 points - FunnyJay
3 - 18 points - Wibblewozzer
4 - 16 points - Parsnip

Congrats to Valdien for the local and global lead. :)

Thanks to all for playing and see you next time!
 
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May Quiz - Make a Wish!

In the first quiz of this year I had asked for your wishes - so which game should appear in one of my riddles to make you especially happy. This month your wish might come true, so take a close look. :)
Because of this rounds nature there is no bigger theme connecting the 25 games, they reach over all decades, genres and platforms... but there is one special rule, which says that if you don't recognise your own wish, you get a penalty point. D:

Wibblewozzer and FunnyJay : I had some personal stuff going this month (and nice weather...), so the quiz got posted a bit later than usual - normally I have it online before the 10th of the month. :)

Deadline is Monday the 31st of May, participate via Video Game Quiz - May - Make a Wish

Here is the quiz, good luck!

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Thanks for the new quiz! I like this one already.

And I'm already going crazy over a few entries I KNOW I've seen before, but can't identify for the life of me. :thinking-blob: Ah well, it's a long month still.
 
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May Quiz - Clues #1

Of the over 80 suggestions for a new user generated quiz, only 25 could make it into this Make-a-wish round... with a bit of luck your game is there too, so take a close look. :)

It is by no means an easy round, more a random chaos instead, so I will give you some clues again - here are the Clues #1:

1) Game 14 is the grandfather of a RPG series that was released for DOS computers.
2) Number 18 is an exclusive game for the Atari 2600, released in the early 80s.
3) With the 19 we have an fps with a focus on multiplayer, appearing first on Xbox 360 and Windows in 2009.
4) Title 20 is loosely based on a bible story, you fight some angels in melee combat.


Deadline is Monday the 31st of May, participate via Video Game Quiz - May - Make a Wish

Here ist the quiz again, good luck to all of you:
 

Valdien

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Awesome, thanks for the hints. I now know what 14 & 18 are. :) For 14 in particular, I found the art style similar to a bunch of previous games released by the same company. Wasn't sure at first, but now I am!
 
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Parsnip

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Submitted my first go, 15 so far. Some of the ones I'm missing I'll probably get eventually, have some kind of AHA moment out of the blue.
 
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May Quiz - Clues #2

So far there are 36 players, and eight users have already succesfully recognised the games they wished for. Nice! :) However, in this round the entry #14 has caused questions in several communities, and I have since come to realise that this title's engine has been used in so many other RPGs (I count at least eight), that it amounts to an impossible task - nobody has gotten it right.

I am therefore making an exception this time, and will accept every game using the same engine as a correct answer. If you already entered an answer like that, it is now treated as a correct entry.

Here are the Clues #2:

1) Number 9 is a game from this decade, where you explore an unknown (and very colorful) planet.
2) The plot of title 13 plays entirely under water.
3) Game 16 is a simple platformer that was released between 93 & 94 for only Nintendo and Commodore platforms.
4) The #12 isn't a Game Boy title, it was released for a range of modern platforms. You play an octopus with unusual skills.

Deadline is Monday the 31st of May, participate via Video Game Quiz - May - Make a Wish

Here is the quiz again, you can do this!
 
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This one was extremely hard.
I think if there's a theme to a month it helps narrowing things down. This time it's more random as it's only player wishes, so the titles could be anything.
Average score is lower than usual, so I agree that this is not an easy quiz. Your score is still above average though. :)

@all - one week left before this round ends!
 
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May Quiz - last weekend!

So my ladies and gentlemen, sixtyfour people are already in the game, three of these from this community. It's a tough round, so you get one last set of help... now join in, this riddle ends tomorrow!

Here are the Clues #3:

1) Game 5 was first released on Dreamcast, and later for the GBA.
2) Title 4 belongs to the Metroidvania genre.
3) Number 6 has a famous slow motion function.
4) A well known series has two entries in this quiz.

Valdien Wibblewozzer

Deadline is tomorrow, please join via Video Game Quiz - May - Make a Wish
 
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May Quiz - Answers & Score

The make-a-wish round is over - was your game in it? :) Once again lots of people joined, but a full score was only awarded once... some of your wishes were just to mean. ;) Scroll down to see who made it.
Three users whose games were featured in this round did not actually play - KHlover, goschi and Thrawn. Also we got Shades, who joined but didn't recognise his own wish (that's a penalty point!). How did this happen?? :)

A quick update on the quiz in general, with good news and bad news: This round we say good bye to two communities, the Videogameszone and the PCX Forum. Both have been in the game for many years, but for the past months they just didn't have enough participants anymore. :/ The good news however is the ntower community, who joins in with a strong count of seven players. Welcome to the quiz fellas! :D

You'll get the high score table at the end, now we start with the answers as text, followed by pictures:

1) Legend of Zelda - Four Swords Adventures
answer rate: 97%
a wish from: KHlover, Neo_SUC, Kong
other suggestions: -

2) Dragon Quest XI
answer rate: 90%
a wish from: LittleChoco
other suggestions: Final Fantasy, Pokemon, Slime Rancher, Terraria

3) Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
answer rate: 97%
a wish from: Thrawn
other suggestions: Mario Kart Tour

4) Hollow Knight
answer rate: 78%
a wish from: geohound
other suggestions: Ori and the blind forest, Child of Light, Gris, Ori

5) Chu Chu Rocket
answer rate: 74%
a wish from: Blufunk
other suggestions: Q Bert, Sonic

6) Max Payne
Story sequence from the famous bullet time shooter.
answer rate: 80%
a wish from: The_BACH
other suggestions: Alan Wake, Comix Zone, Undertale

7) The Messenger
answer rate: 59%
a wish from: hellermarie
other suggestions: 7x Ninja Gaiden, Shinobi, Katana Zero, Pixel Ninja, Ghost of Tsushima, Mortal Kombat, Shovel Knight

8.) Warhammer 40k - Dawn of War 2
answer rate: 57%
a wish from: Khorneblume
other suggestions: 5x World of Warcraft, 3x Warcraft, Blood Bowl, Battletech

9) Journey to the Savage Planet
answer rate: 54%
a wish from: Dogorilla
other suggestions: 4x Spore, 4x No Mans Sky, Plants vs Zombies, Bugsnax, Genshin Impact, Hyrule Warriors, Pikmin, Slime Rancher, The Astroneer, The Maw

10) ClayFighter
answer rate: 49%
a wish from: A Gentle Breeze
other suggestions: Battle Toads, Day of the Tentacle, De Blob, Final Fantasy

11) CrossCode
answer rate: 72%
a wish from: Franky Mikey, Illusionary
other suggestions: Chrono Cross, Phantasy Star, Xenosaga

12) Save me Mr.Tako
answer rate: 40%
a wish from: Klunky
other suggestions: 4x Kirby, 3x Parodius, Octodad, Final Fantasy, Kraken, Rise of the Kraken, Splatoon, Super Mario Land 3

13) Archimedean Dynasty
The name "Aquanox" was okay too, even if those are all sequels.
answer rate: 28%
a wish from: goschi
other suggestions: 3x Tiger Shark, Colony Wars, Forsaken, Critical Depth, Deep Fear, Deep Fighter, Einhänder, Star Fox, Star Wars: Rogue Squadron, Submarine Commander, Wing Commander

14) Neverwinter Nights
Only Partykiller, Dark Kariya and Teroknor got it absolutely right... but the following submissions were also counted as correct, due to the Goldbox engine:
17x Pool of Radiance
8x Curse of the Azure Bonds
1x Buck Rodgers

answer rate: 33%
a wish from: Shades
other suggestions: Eye of the Beholder, Pitfall, Quest for Glory, The Bard's Tale, Ultima, Wasteland

15) 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim
answer rate: 49%
a wish from: AuraPaladinne
other suggestions: Atelier Rorona, Bravely Default, Dragon Quest, Famicom Detective Club, Phoenix Wright, Sword Art Online, Trauma Centre

16) Out to Lunch
answer rate: 37%
a wish from: darkwave
other suggestions: Burger Time, Cool Spot, Sam‘s Journey, Super Meat Boy

17) Deadly Premonition
answer rate: 47%
a wish from: Lynx
other suggestions: AI: The Somnium Files, Bloodborne, Dante’s Inferno, Dark Souls, Final Fantasy IX, Resident Evil

18.) Bobby is going home
answer rate: 18%
a wish from: Red XIII
other suggestions: 3x E.T., Custer‘s Revenge, Felix Return, Flotti Karotti, Indiana Jones, jungle hunt , Potatoman Seeks the Troof, Super Mario, Zelda

19) Section 8
answer rate: 37%
a wish from: HomiSite
other suggestions: 9x Halo, Crysis 1, Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter, Titanfall

20) El Shaddai
answer rate: 30%
a wish from: Eddie
other suggestions: 4x From Dust, Breath of the Wild, Dante's Inferno, Ico, Nier, Regentanz

21) Filament
answer rate: 22%
a wish from: Wibblewozzer
other suggestions: Blocks & Cables, Connect them all, The Witness

22) Strife
answer rate: 14%
a wish from: aLaxLuthor
other suggestions: Duke Nukem, Fate, Hexer, Prey, Serious Sam, Thief, Zelda Skyward Sword

23) Graveyard Keeper
answer rate: 25%
a wish from: Zion
other suggestions: 10x Stardew Valley, Gone Fishin', Harvest Moon, Illusion of TIme, Settlers 4, To the Moon

24) Popo Team
Only the_BACH and Windfisch recognised this game... and the latter user had wished for it after all. ;)
Popo Team was released in 1992 for the Watara Supervision, a less succesful rival of the original Game Boy.
answer rate: 2%
a wish from: windfisch
other suggestions: Baby T-Rex, Casino: Turtle's Palace, Dr. Mario, James Pond, Kirby, Parodius, Rainbow Islands, Tapper, Turtle Boy

25) Donkey Kong Jr.
Whenever I ask for input on games or themes, the user PUH comes along and says "fruit boni in arcade games!". This time I wanted to put him to the test, and look at that: he actually got it right.
This means there will be a "fruit theme" coming in the next months - you have been warned. ;)
answer rate: 14%
a wish from: PUH
other suggestions: Balloon Flight, Bubble Bobble, Celeste, Galaga, Giana sisters, golden axe warrior, Ice Climber, Mr. Do, Quix, Space Invaders, Space Tomato


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HIGH SCORE

01 - 25 points - spz - The_BACH
02 - 24 points - rta - EarthPainting
03 - 24 points - ntl - lifer
04 - 23 points - hcg - excelsior
05 - 23 points - rta - residentgrigo
06 - 22 points - mnc - Gerhard S.
07 - 21 points - mtc - Valdien
08 - 21 points - eab - Nobby_UK
09 - 20 points - mnc - Mangamaniac2171
10 - 20 points - gsg - TheLastToKnow

11 - 20 points - mtc - Wibblewozzer
12 - 20 points - sh2 - Vino
13 - 19 points - rta - AuraPaladinne
14 - 19 points - spz - Striderblade
15 - 19 points - gsg - partykiller
16 - 18 points - rta - Illusionary
17 - 18 points - rta - Nihilistic Monk
18 - 18 points - rta - Roarer
19 - 18 points - rta - malus
20 - 18 points - mmx - Klunky
21 - 17 points - hcg - windfisch
22 - 17 points - can - Dark Kariya
23 - 17 points - gav - Wizdom
24 - 16 points - mmx - fedprod
25 - 16 points - mtc - Parsnip
26 - 16 points - mmx - Knuckles
27 - 15 points - m!g - Kong
28 - 15 points - sh2 - Gatar
29 - 15 points - gpo - rave
30 - 15 points - rta - Blufunk
31 - 14 points - m!g - Red XIII
32 - 14 points - gms - hellermarie
33 - 13 points - rtc - Antiriad2097
34 - 13 points - gms - kopyright
35 - 13 points - mtc - Arsene
36 - 12 points - mtc - FunnyJay

37 - 12 points - nto - Zarathustra
38 - 12 points - pop - A Gentle Breeze
39 - 12 points - ntl - Dogorilla
40 - 12 points - gpo - Eddie
41 - 12 points - mnc - Mitschel
42 - 11 points - hcg - teroknor
43 - 11 points - rta - aLaxLuthor
44 - 11 points - mmx - Winyett
45 - 11 points - eab - Havie
46 - 11 points - rpg - Zion
47 - 11 points - mnc - HomiSite
48 - 11 points - mnc - Klees
49 - 11 points - gav - Rippi
50 - 10 points - mmx - Lynx
51 - 10 points - eab - Biscuit
52 - 10 points - mnc - Dream-Team
53 - 10 points - mnc - elementalMaster
54 - 10 points - gpo - Navarone
55 - 10 points - rta - Luke88
56 - 10 points - mmx - TheSnesFreak
57 - 10 points - lgs - Darkcloud
58 - 10 points - rta - PsionBolt
59 - 10 points - m!g - geohound
60 - 09 points - mmx - LittleChoco
61 - 09 points - eab - darkwave
62 - 09 points - gms - hellifanboy
63 - 09 points - mtc - freshVeggie
64 - 09 points - rta - ChrisDeneos
65 - 09 points - 4py - Khorneblume
66 - 09 points - pop - dixip
67 - 09 points - pop - Don Como
68 - 08 points - sh2 - godzella
69 - 08 points - sh2 - FoxSpitzer
70 - 08 points - mmx - Dnamei
71 - 08 points - can - Franky Mikey
72 - 08 points - mnc - Yeboah17
73 - 07 points - rpg - D4rkD
74 - 07 points - ntl - CactusMan
75 - 07 points - 4py - Scorplian
76 - 07 points - nto - justchriz
77 - 07 points - gms - j1m
78 - 07 points - gav - Sun
79 - 06 points - pop - PUH
80 - 06 points - lgs - svenoble
81 - 06 points - pop - Sascha
82 - 06 points - can - Kulfy
83 - 06 points - sh2 - Neo_SUC
84 - 05 points - sh2 - BVBFabi09
85 - 05 points - nto - Ande
86 - 05 points - nto - Donkey-Kong
87 - 05 points - gav - Yoshi
88 - 05 points - mmx - Loxagon
89 - 04 points - gpo - Bully
90 - 04 points - mmx - Shades
91 - 04 points - nto - 4C8en
92 - 04 points - nto - Eims
93 - 04 points - nto - megasega2
94 - 01 points - eab - Mailman


Time for a winners ceremony: Congratulations to the_BACH, EarthPainting, lifer, excelsior and residentgrigo, you are the TOP 5 and won this round!

Additional Kudos to Gerhard S, Valdien, Nobby_UK, Mangamaniac and TheLastToKnow, together you form the TOP 10. :)


LOCAL HIGH SCORE:

1 - 21 points - Valdien
2 - 20 points - Wibblewozzer
3 - 16 points - Parsnip
4 - 13 points - Arsene
5 - 12 points - FunnyJay
6 - 09 points - freshVeggie

Congrats to Valdien for the local lead. :)

Also good job Wibblewozzer for recognising your wish!

Thanks to all for playing and see you next time.
 
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Ugh, I can't believe I couldn't recall number 22. I should've just gone through Ross's old game dungeon videos and it would've been obvious. :p

Looking forward to the next one!

Edit: Also, someone submitted Ghost of Tsushima as an entry for number 7. Say what.
 
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Parsnip I wonder if I got a half point for that and something else, or he just accepted Warhammer, since I wrote something like Warhammer Game #437.

Valdien While I'm reluctant to answer anything unless I'm certain (which has bitten me a load of times as my guess would have been correct) I expect some people just write in anything they want on any field they know they simply don't know.
 
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Parsnip I wonder if I got a half point for that and something else, or he just accepted Warhammer, since I wrote something like Warhammer Game #437.
Valdien While I'm reluctant to answer anything unless I'm certain (which has bitten me a load of times as my guess would have been correct) I expect some people just write in anything they want on any field they know they simply don't know.
Yeah I don't mind repeating it - just guess around a bit. You actually got the full point for Warhammer. :)

- - -

Here are the results of the age survey of the May quiz:



So across all 21 communities, the average player is roughly 38 years old.

In the NintendoLife I was able to find a single teenager, and one player from the English Amiga Board is over sixty. That community is the oldest one anyway, 49 years on average.

The youngest forums/players are the NintendoLife and you folks here at the MetaCouncil, on average just shy of 32 years old.

That leads me to to a question, where do people under 30 go for their gaming news? Some discords? News pages, but not the forums? Twitch or Youtube, as video is king? Or am I getting it all wrong as I am equating my nerdy quiz players with the entire forum. ;)
 

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Yeah I don't mind repeating it - just guess around a bit. You actually got the full point for Warhammer. :)

- - -

Here are the results of the age survey of the May quiz:



So across all 21 communities, the average player is roughly 38 years old.

In the NintendoLife I was able to find a single teenager, and one player from the English Amiga Board is over sixty. That community is the oldest one anyway, 49 years on average.

The youngest forums/players are the NintendoLife and you folks here at the MetaCouncil, on average just shy of 32 years old.

That leads me to to a question, where do people under 30 go for their gaming news? Some discords? News pages, but not the forums? Twitch or Youtube, as video is king? Or am I getting it all wrong as I am equating my nerdy quiz players with the entire forum. ;)

In my case, it's a bunch of things. YT, sub-reddit, forums, etc. Not twitch, though. I don't really follow any streamers. When it comes to Retro games, my main sources are Ross Scott/Accursed Farms and John Linneman from DF. Both of 'em talk about and cover a lot of retro games. For Warhammer related content & 4x/Grand Strategy games (even though I don't play them much), it's Mandalore.
 
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June Quiz - SEGA

Few companies have made a name for themselves as manufacturers of both quality hard- and software, and SEGA is undoubtedly among them. From famous arcade machines to the top consoles of the 80s and 90s (and their bizarre add ons), from total gameplay classics to freaky japanese quirkiness, this company just has it all.

To make a coherent picture of that with just 25 games is not possible, so I won't pretend this riddle is in any way a complete list of SEGAs most important work. Just take it as a selection of big and small titles on SEGA hardware. :) Yes it'll be difficult again, but you will surely recognise a few names in the first two rows.

Many (but not all) of the games were developed by SEGA and its teams, and all games were released on SEGA consoles (or its arcade machines).

About the survey: I promise to stop with the demographic questions, starting July it'll be only about videogames again. :)

Deadline is Wednesday the 30th of June, participate via Video Game Quiz - June - SEGA

Here's the quiz, and now everyone together: SEEEE-GAAAA

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Ohhh, a Sega quiz. First one is EZ. That fish has been burned in my memory. :sweaty-blob:

Recognise about 10 at first glance, but should be easy enough to figure out the rest since I'm pretty familiar with Sega.
 

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Posting this to wait for the hints. I've figured quite many from these, but I need a little more push to guess a few more.

Another fantastic quiz!
 
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Here's to yet another month where I land dead-ass last and drag the MC average down!
Nah, I never calculate average scores by forum. :)
If you play, you contribute to your (and your forums) end-of-year score, there is never a downside to joining!

I know next to nothing of Sega, we'll see how this goes.
Well Sega has made some famous titles, I am sure you'll recognise plenty. :)